Steps to Live Streaming on YouTube – Google’s YouTube video platform has a built-in live streaming feature that allows you to create live videos from your desktop or the YouTube app on smartphone You. It’s easy to get live on YouTube and share real-time videos with subscribers on your channel.
If you are interested in doing live streaming on your channel, here are the steps and how you need to follow to go live on YouTube.
Live Streaming Requirements on YouTube
Before you can go live, you need to make a one-time setup to verify your account. This is done to ensure that you are not a bot, and that you are eligible to go live or live stream. To be eligible for live streaming, you don’t need to have restrictions on your account. Here’s what will disqualify or ban you from live streaming:
- You have one or more YouTube community guidelines that attack your account.
- You have previously performed or had live streams blocked globally.
- You have had a previous live stream with a copyright takedown notice.
- Your live stream includes copyright-protected live broadcasts.
In addition, while anyone without account restrictions can live stream from a browser on your computer, you must have at least 1,000 subscribers on your channel to live stream from your mobile phone or other smartphone device.
How to Verify Account on YouTube for Live Streamig
If you’re ready to start live streaming to your subscribers, here’s how to verify your YouTube account:
- Open a web browser, and access YouTube and make sure you are signed in to the account you plan to live stream on.
- Click the video icon at the top of the YouTube page, to the right of the search field and click Go live.
- On the Verify account page, follow the instructions to select your country and request a verification code, which you can receive via text or voice message. Enter your phone number and then click Submit.
- After you get the code, complete the verification and send it again.
- If you entered the code correctly, you will be verified. Now, if you go back to the video menu and try the live broadcast, you will see a message telling you that your account will take 24 hours to activate. It literally takes the full 24 hours, so don’t plan on going live sooner if it’s still your first time going live.
How to Stream Live Streaming for the First Time
Once verified, you can make your first live stream on YouTube. It’s a quick process (and very easy for beginners, too).
- Open a web browser, and go to YouTube and click the video icon, then click Go live.
- You may need to give the browser permission to use your webcam.
- Please configure your first live stream. Give the video a name, and choose the level of privacy you want. You can make videos that are publicly viewable, only for people who have the link to the video, or private only for you.
- Get started with a YouTube live stream
- You need to indicate whether the video is made specifically for children.
- Click Next.
- YouTube will provide a short countdown and take a snapshot to serve as a video thumbnail. And get ready!
- When you’re ready to go live, click Go Live. Now you will broadcast the live stream.
- When you are finished broadcasting the live stream, click End Stream.
- Lastly, you have the option to edit the video in YouTube Studio – this lets you trim the start and end and make other simple enhancements to the video – or click Ignore to archive the live stream in Studio.
How to Manage your live stream
After you’ve created one or more live streams, you can always find them archived in YouTube Studio. The video never automatically expires, so it will be there unless you choose to delete it.
- In a web browser, open YouTube. Click your account avatar at the top right of the page, and then click YouTube Studio.
- On the Studio page in the left navigation, click Video.
- Above the video list, click Live to switch to your live stream.
- Now that you can see the live stream, you can click on the video to edit it. If you want to delete the live stream, click the selection box to the left of the video and then click More Actions from the menu at the top of the video list. Then click Delete Forever.
And that’s a step-by-step guide on how to properly broadcast live or live streaming on YouTube and how to verify your account so you can do live streaming. Hopefully this article was useful and good luck going live with subscribers on your channel.